Oh no, another earthquake in Indonesia today! This time in Yogyakarta, where I was last summer. Close to two thousand people have been confirmed dead, but in these kind of disasters the actual number of victims will tend to soar as the true extent of the damage is known.
Two hours later, and the death toll has already risen to 3000.
In disasters like this it's like looking at the stock market index on a bullish day...
only this is lives we are talking about. And figures on a newspaper front page, or a screen seem so cold.
Oh, the monument of Borobudur was damaged in the quake! I hope not too seriously...that place is just sooo beautiful.
UPDATE 28 mei 2006
Death toll continues to rise as the real extent of the damage is slowly being uncovered.